Good Samaritan Society - Lakota is located in Lakota, North Dakota, a city with a population of 958 people. We gave this nursing home an overall grade of B+. A score in this range requires above average scores in most areas. Based on the data we reviewed, you could do much worse than this place. If you look below, you can see this facility's category grades, which are also quite good.
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Good Samaritan Society - Lakota
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Lymphedema Care
- Aquatic Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
This nursing home earned a strong overall grade as described above, but we especially wanted to point out its excellent nursing score. We gave them an A in this category. Our nursing score focuses on the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We weigh both the levels of skill of the nurses as well as the amount of time spent with residents. This nursing home averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
In addition, this nursing home earned top notch government inspections in recent years. We gave them one of our better grades in that area, with a grade of A. Our inspection grades are based on pieces of information located in the a nursing home's government inspections. Facilities that excel in this category have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Although this facility had a few deficiencies on its report, none were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. A couple relatively minor dings aren't something to panic about.
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Short-term Care Quality
The next area we looked at was short-term care. This facility was awarded an impressive short-term care grade, with a grade of B in this area. In the category of short-term care, we try to assess indicators of a facility's rehabilitation services. We assess a facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the percentage of residents who eventually returned home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we scored was long-term care, in which this facility was given a grade of B. This nursing home proved to be very solid in each category we looked at. Facilities that receive this type of grade in this category typically provide consistent around the clock care to make sure residents are well cared for. After assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 98.38709 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents healthy. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan Society - Lakota Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society - Lakota, 5.91% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who have pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - Lakota, 4.64% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are often associated with lower quality nursing care. Better nursing care can limit the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - Lakota, 3.49% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Lakota, 19.94% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Lakota, 18.18% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure measures the percentage of long-term residents who were prescribed antianxiety medication. These drugs are generally used to treat residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - Lakota, 4.3% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients demonstrating depressive symptoms. Increased rates of depression could be a sign lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - Lakota, 96.28% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - Lakota, 16.83% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - Lakota, 15.5% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that maintained mobility.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - Lakota, 15.5 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society - Lakota, 80.25% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some argue that this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.